Zikaron BaSalon

The goals of the JCRC’s Holocaust Education & Remembrance programs are to raise awareness of the dangers of prejudice, hatred, and violence, and provide relevant resources and opportunities to reinforce this knowledge and awareness. Together with the Minneapolis and St. Paul Jewish Federations, we invite our community to participate in or host a Zikaron BaSalon on Sunday, April 24, and Tuesday, April 26, 2022.

Zikaron BaSalon is a social initiative that takes place around the world on Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) as well as on other dates throughout the year. Literally meaning “remembrance in the living room” in Hebrew, the idea was born out of the understanding that modern society’s connection with the memory of the Holocaust has significantly deteriorated.

Alongside formal events, Zikaron BaSalon offers a meaningful and intimate way to commemorate this day and address its implications through discussions among family, friends, and guests. It is a unique and authentic tradition of people gathering together to open their hearts to the stories of the survivors, sing, think, read, talk, and most importantly—listen.

Learn more about the global Zikaron BaSalon initiative.